Raising up to £5 million to grow your business – a focus on tech (including software and digital) online B2B services and consumer apps.

It’s a major challenge financing a technology-driven start up from “early-stage” through to a valuable, even profitable, business with commercialised products or services.

This workshop, in collaboration with our partner Informed Funding, is designed for businesses that anticipate the need to raise £250,000 to £5 million of finance, possibly in multiple rounds, within the next two years.

The workshop will cover:

  • Getting your strategy right - how to make your business attractive to investors and enhancing your valuation. The sources of equity finance currently available in the UK – and overseas
  • Other sources of finance – grants, tax credits and personal sources (eg pensions)
  • The importance of management reporting/KPIs in the eyes of the investor
  • Where does your talent strategy sit - the investors view?  

These workshop sessions are intense and rewarding, with leading specialist from firms that specialise in supporting growing technology businesses.

We always encourage sharing of ideas and challenges between attendees, something that can only be done in small workshop groups.

Join us to find out what you need to do to find the right finance at the right time.

*The workshop is suitable for a fairly wide technology group, and that would include digital, media, and growth businesses with an online focus.

This Workshop is free for all to attend, priority will be given to Workspace customers and Club Workspace members.

Workshop Timetable:

2:00pm | Arrival 

2:15pm to 4:00pm | Workshop Session

 

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Workshop Advisors:

Mike Goldsworthy CFA, FCA CFO to Technology, Fintech & Fast-Growth Companies

Mike specialises in helping technology, fintech & fast-growth SMEs and their VC / PE investors create & execute business plans, raise funding and implement effective systems, processes & controls. He is a big 4 trained CFO & COO with 15+ years strategic delivery experience, leading financial strategy & management, change management and operational risk management.

Jamie Sherman SME Business Advisor - expertise working with tech sector, professional firms and entrepreneurial businesses and Partner at Kingston Smith

Jamie has amassed significant experience in advising entrepreneurial businesses across a variety of sectors, with a focus on professional practices. His clients have included architects, lawyers and surveyors as well as marketing services businesses and recruitment specialists. Jamie is a specialist on SRA Accounts Rules and provides in-house and external training when required. Jamie was named one of Accountancy Age’s 35 under 35 in 2018.

Photographs and/or video may be taken at this event. 

By taking part in this event you grant Informed Funding full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming for publicity or other purposes to help achieve our aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.